Tuesday, 7 September 2010
The day we've all been waiting for. Calypso is where she belongs, in the water! She was launched by Jeremy and Fiona's grandchildren (or most of them). A bottle of finest Gospel Green was smashed very firmly over the bow by Hattie - the eldest grandaughter. Why the beanies?? Well, it's the Calypso connection - they're a tribute to Jacques Cousteau and his Calypso. Work still continues, mast up, sprayhood fitted and final touches completed by an army of workers scurrying over the boat. The Hybrid Marine engine is working perfectly, with futuristic looking buttons embedded into the tiller. Tomorrow she goes up to the Southampton Boat Show - she looks gorgeous, the Kebony deck and toerail is just beautiful - all in all, a very special yacht - well done all of you involved. More soon!